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Seek a refund from ACTION for overcharging

I have just been in contact with ACTION due to my card being overcharged for some transactions – depending upon the timing of you tagging on vs when the bus changes over route numbers at the start of / end of a route or turnaround on a route, the system thinks that you are on [...]

Celebrity touch football game

[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Less than four weeks until kick off... Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]

September 2014 – Monthly Property Market Wrap

The busier-than-usual winter property market provided a great starting point for the spring selling season, with the total number of listings and sales during September being higher than in 2013. This flourish of activity has certainly...Show More Summary

ACT to join medical cannabis clinical trial

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has welcomed the announcement of a clinical trial of medicinal cannabis to be led by New South Wales. The Chief Minister confirmed the ACT would work with NSW on the Commonwealth-backed study. “The NSW Premier and I discussed the clinical trial at Friday’s COAG meeting and agreed the ACT [...]

The Snows of Kosciuszko- Extract from Meditations in Orange

Before long we have teams out searching for evidence of the missing men. All the crews are well equipped with tents, food, warm clothes and whatever else they need if they are caught out in the open. I remain at Seaman’s Hut manning the radio and controlling the movement of the teams. At this stage [...]

Who manufactures ACT street signs?

Hi All. Anyone else noticed the lack of proof-reading street signs? Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr) Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural) Recycling Center, throughout Gungahlin Town Centre (that American influence…) Surely there are some others out there. Show More Summary

Canberra’s cats facing containment

Feline freedoms in Canberra could be curtailed if a new report is adopted by the ACT Government. Penned by an academic, Kathy Eyles, from the ANU’s Fenner School and an ACT Government environmental planner, the report is being considered by Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury. The report recommends that cats should be permanently [...]

Viva Secession

I have cousins in England and decided to pay them a vist. Since I had never been to Spain, Barcelona seemed to be a good idea. It’s a lovely place and I recommend it to fellow travel addicts. Quite a lot of history here. What I didn’t know was I would find myself in the middle of [...]

Local Leaders – Dr Christine Charles (ANU’s Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory)

It’s not everyday that you get to interview a rocket scientist whose invention is helping to make interplanetary travel a reality. Dr Christine Charles is head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory at the Australian National University. For the past decade and a half her research has been focused on finding new, more efficient [...]

New support for women fleeing domestic violence

Minister for Women Joy Burch today launched a new guide providing valuable information on financial matters to women escaping domestic violence. Women’s Money Matters was produced by the Women’s Centre for Health Matters and not-for-profit financial counselling service Care Inc, using an ACT Government Women’s Grant of $24,580. Show More Summary

Financial planner specialising in overseas posting

Hi Canberrans, I was wondering if anyone knows of a financial planner that specialises in advising people who are soon to be posted overseas?

Life of a binge drinker

My life as a binge drinker is a revised version of my first book Binge Drinking – How I dealt with it and how I improved my life. I wrote this version so I could publish the book and promote the book to schools and teenagers to hopefully help them think about the consequences of [...]

Smith’s Comedy – Ray Badran (14th October)

[ 14 October 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Ray Badran is headlining this jam packed night featuring spots from Sam Campbell, Jay Sullivan, Chris Endrey and Andrew Bensley. Get on down to Smith's this Tuesday and have a cheeky giggle. Tickets available at the door or here:

Whatever happened to the Canberra dinner party?

When I came to Canberra in the mid-70s, dinner parties were very much a mainstay of the social scene, primarily amongst couples of course, but singles were included too, especially if there was someone the hosts thought you could be paired off with! It’s not that there weren’t restaurants and clubs in those days (anyone remember [...]

Sunset Boulevard (The Q) – Review

Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere.  The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum.  Director Steven...Show More Summary

University of Canberra Capitals spot their new mascot

The University of Canberra Capitals will play their first home game of the season this Saturday at the AIS Arena. They will be taking on Sydney Uni, having just played their season opener away game against the Melbourne Boomers on Friday. The iconic Canberra team will be led this season by Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Kristen [...]

Why we shouldn’t wait on medicinal cannabis

Rioters have undoubtedly noticed that the issue of the medicinal use of cannabis is getting a lot of attention right now. It seems a lot people support it – patients, carers, a range of medical professionals, broadcaster Alan Jones, and even the Prime Minister. Despite this, the laws have not changed, and some are arguing [...]

Solid wood interior sliding door fitted in Canberra

Hi all, Looking at getting a interior sliding door fitted that is solid wood as our current one is a cheap hollow construction and the room in question will be used for a baby. Has anyone used a door company in Canberra (apart from doors plus) that has done something similar?

Using your current home loan for new renovations

If you feel that your home no longer meets your needs, you may not have to go through the lengthy, stressful process of finding a new home and moving. Renovations let you upgrade your current property to regain that cosy feel. However, renovating your home is a major financial decision. One option that’s available to [...]

Capital Metro a billion dollar idea going off the rails

The ACT Government plans to invite expressions of interest from 31 October for a private consortium to build, own and operate a light rail system for a period of 20 years. The Capital Metro light rail, or tramway, will come into service in 2019 along a 12 km track between Gungahlin and Civic via Dickson. The [...]

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